Vegetative parts: plants tangled, 0.15–0.4 m tall, basal diameter 0.2–0.5 m, crown diameter 0.2–0.5 m, with stolons. Fertile culms branching or much branched, round (not compressed) or compressed, smooth or finely rugulose or striate (very occasionally striated), speckled golden (occasionally plane brown), 0.15–0.5 m tall, diameter at base 0.5–1.5 mm, diameter at apex 0.25–0.5 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 5–25 mm long, as culm, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body or broadly membranous, hyaline shoulders absent or tall, acute, hyaline shoulder 0.1–0.25 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acuminate or truncate. Sheath-mucro hair-like or flattened and leaf-like, straight and erect or recurved, 3–20 mm long, appear to be two different sheath and mucro types. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets or 6–10 spikelets, racemose, 15–60 mm long, 3–8 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, shorter than spikelets or as tall as spikelets or taller than spikelets (if loose collection of 2–3 flowers can be considered to be a spikelet.), cartilaginous, Broad membranous margin and long pale awn. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong or elliptical or ovate, apex rounded or obtuse, 4–10 mm, 1.5–3 mm, with 2–3 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts as tall as flowers or taller than flowers, 2–3 mm long, ovate, acute or acuminate, lax or imbricate, chartaceous or membranous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn minute or absent or less than half as long as the bract body. Male flower 2–2.5 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, cartilaginous or membranous, oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate or as other tepals, glabrous. Anthers 1–1.5 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence linear or racemose, 7–100 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets or as long as the spikelets or longer than the spikelets, not obscuring spikelet, persistent, cartilaginous or membranous. Female spikelet sessile, obovate, apex rounded or acute (rounded when the fruit is ripe), 3–10 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 5–6 sterile bracts. Female bracts as tall as flowers or taller than flowers, erect, 3–9 mm long, oblong, acuminate, chartaceous, apical margin like rest of bract, paler than body of bract or same as body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 3–3.5 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals cartilaginous, glabrous and smooth, at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib flush with the tepal body, margins entire, apices acute, inner and outer whorls the same length or inner whorl shorter than outer. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, 3–3.5 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 3–3.5 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 2.75–3 mm long. Staminodes present. Styles feathery, white, 2. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Perianth presence on fruits absent. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap, wall smooth, (1.84–)2.15(–2.32) mm long, (1.28–)1.57(–1.8) mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view round in cross section, tan. Elaiosome absent.